30 Indie Games You Must Play: 20 – 11


30 Indie Games You Must Play
The fantastic list continues apace. We hope you enjoyed the first lot of indie games in our bucket list of the 30 Indie Games You Must Play! In the next countdown you can bag yourself up to 75% off some of the best games around, including Awesomenauts, Dustforce and more. 
That’s not all – don’t forget to check out the GMG 50 Games You Must Play Before You Die, too!

Here goes, the countdown continues…


20)
Dustforce – 66% off!

19)
Euro Truck Simulator 2 – 75% off!

18)
Driftmoon – 75% off!

17)
Betrayer – 60% off

16)
Mousecraft – 33% off! 

15)
Tango Fiesta – 50% off!

14)
Over 9000 Zombies – 50% off!

13)
Giana Sisters Twisted – 75% off!

12) 
Awesomenauts – 66% off!

11) 
So Many Me – 33% off!

50 Games You Must Play Before You Die: 40 – 31

50 Games You Must Play
Before You Die…
The beautiful countdown to continues… 

Number 50 – 41 were fantastic games, but today’s lineup of numbers 40 – 31 is arguably even better. Check out the next ten games to make it into our glorious list of the 50 Games You Must Play Before You Die. Don’t forget to check out the list of brilliant indie games which have a couple more days on sale before we announce the next batch of ten!
We’ve counted down 20 games so far, but do you agree with our suggestions so far? Let us know your ideal Gaming Bucketlist here!
40)
Left 4 Dead – 75% off!
“Left 4 Dead brought us one of the greatest gifts to multiplayer gaming; the AI Director. I have many, many fond memories of playing this game with friends online, including being shouted at repeatedly to “get in the f*$ing cupboard Mike” to try and hide from a rampaging Tank. Good times.”
-Mike
39)
Age of Mythology – 66% off!
“OK so it’s a strategy game but I’ve also got the powers of a god? SOLD. Age of Mythology was one of the first games I properly got into when I was a young kid, and the fact it mixed high strategy action with mythological history and awesome factions made it all the better. One of the best.”
Sam


38)
Total War: Shogun 2 – 75% off!

“I’m not into strategy games: I don’t have the patience and I prefer being a simple soldier than a ruler. I then discovered Total War: Shogun II. I played the game, finished it over and over again: it’s just amazing. Ruling a medieval clan, expanding it and becoming the Shogun of Japan, all of this with a fantastic gameplay and amazing details: it’s remarkably fulfilling!”

-Remi


37)
Portal – 75% off!

“Portal is an amazing game for anyone who likes thinking outside the box. Of course, you have to think while under the watchful gaze of a malevolent AI that’s hell-bent on making you do science until you’re ready to lay down and submit to being thrown into a furnace. In short: most gamers.”
-Rob


36)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – 75% off!

“I’ve played Deus Ex, the very first one. It was amazing and launched a promising franchise. After a long wait, then came Human Revolution. Not only is it one of the most stunningly well realised game worlds you could imagine, but the story and the script were amazing, probably leading to one of the best games of the last few years”

-Remi


35)
Half-Life 2: Episode Two – 75% off!

“Regardless of what opinion you may hold of the lack of recent releases from Valve, it’s hard to be mad; Half Life 2 Episode 2 gave us an fantastic bite-size chunk of atmosphere, quality gameplay, and a roller coaster ride of emotion. Many questions were answered, though not without sacrifice. Whatever’s following Episode 2 has got a lot to live up to. A lot.”

-Sean


34)
Sid Meier’s Civilization V – 75% off!
“Well and above one of my most played games on Steam, Civiliation V is everything I love in a strategy game. It’s huge, epic and packs all of the world’s greatest leaders into one roster. There’s nothing like building Gandhi into a militaristic tyrant who wants nothing more than to quash the United States with cannons and galleys. Carpe that bloody Diem”
-Sam


33)
Batman: Arkham City GOTY – 75% off!
“My favourite out of the new Batman trilogy, Rocksteady improved on the original game with a much more expansive and richer world to explore. If this is your first Batman game to play it may seem daunting at first, but let it teach you the ways of combat and you’ll soon be gliding from roof-to-roof with bat-like precision”
-Jordan


32)
NBA 2K13 – 75% off!
“Sports can be dull, but the realistic animations and play of the NBA series has me hooked. 2K13 packed all the frenetic action of basketball into a gorgeous package, and despite not previously knowing much about the sport, it pushed me to learn more about this complicated, beautiful sport”
-Dan


31)
Sid Meier’s Civilization III – 60% off!

“Civ III helped to open the door to PC gaming when I was growing up. As one of the few things I was able to run on the hand-me-down laptop, the slow pacing allows for you to truly immerse yourself into crafting your civilisation. Having fired it up again recently I can say that it still has the potential to fulfil dozens of hours in a hugely satisfying way.”
-Tom



We’ve counted down 20 games so far, but do you agree with our suggestions so far? Let us know your ideal Gaming Bucketlist here!

No. 30 – 21 coming 1600 UTC Thursday 14 August!

50 Games You Must Play Before You Die: 50 – 41

50 Games You Must Play 
Before You Die…
This is the bucketlist. The ultimate pile of shame. The games you literally have to play if you consider yourself a lover of games. In order to memorialise the occasion in the annuls of GMG blog history, I rallied the troops in GMG staff. We sat huddled in darkened room for days while onlookers stared tensely at the blacked-out windows. We didn’t leave until we had chosen our glorious half-century. 
You’ll see the list expanding every 72 hours as we run up to the top ten – with our number one revealed on 23rd Aug – WHAT WILL IT BE??? There will be amazing discounts, and at the end of it we hope your gaming collection is fuller and richer than ever before. There’s even a Top 30 Indie Games You Must Play right now as well!

Without further ado – the first batch of brilliance…

#50
EVE Online – 75% off!

“Spreadsheets in space is a name normally given to Eve Online, but it’s so much more than that. A constantly fluctuating economy, real threats from space and epic space battles provide one of the most engrossing and in-depth game I’ve ever played. It might be complicated, and you’ve got to submit yourself to a lot of time learning the game’s systems, but the learning curve is immense.”
Adam


#49 
Sid Meier’s Pirates! – 75% off!

“What more could you want than to be a part of the Golden Age of Piracy? With Sid Meier’s prestigious strategic stamp of approval, this remake of the age-old classic is chockfull of atmosphere, great gameplay and just plain fun. What better way to antagonise the English than to plunder their frigates, terrorise their towns and court their governors’ daughters? Sign me up.” 
Sean


“The game has the title it deserves. Back when I was a young’un, FEAR provided the thrills and spills I so desperately craved. It holds up pretty well, too, with a unique and distinct tone that few other games have managed to recreate in recent years. I love it!” 

“Crusader Kings II is a marvel – all the medieval sword clashing I could ever want in a game, with the added boon of being able to command my army through the middle ages – to European domination!”
-James


#46
XCOM: Enemy Unknown – 75% off

“One of the best action strategy games ever? Not only has a board game just been announced for XCOM, but I spent hundreds of hours managing my expert team of soldiers throughout the battlefield. You have to play on Ironman, where saves are limited and death is permanent. It’s only then that you get the sense of tension when a soldier is stranded behind a small bit of cover with low health. A modern classic.” 
Sam


“Played alone it’s good. Played with friends it’s a bonafide masterpiece. Borderlands 2 has enough gun-toting laugh-out-loud content that you could potentially be entertained for hundreds of hours. There’s replay value, original characters, hilarious voice work and a progression system that just keeps you going for more. Pandora is one of my favourite places to go” 

-Sam


“Not much to say really – simply perfect: the “Romero-ish” world in a constant atmosphere of tension you find in the TV show and the comics. Plus, big bonus you don’t often have in a video game: the psychology of each character, which you have to take into account in every decision you make.” 

-Remi


“Spitting zombies, choking zombies, puking zombies and even asbo-flaunting hoodie zombies. This is a genre-defining classic. It may go against some of the classic zomber tropes but the gameplay is smooth like a 30 year old whisky. An enthusiastic modding community offer up a variety of slick custom maps providing you with even more bodycount. Just keep a cool head and maybe save the last bullet for yourself.” 

-Rich


#42
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – 75% off

“Where to begin? C&C has always been a pretty big part of my gaming life – I adore strategy! – but Red Alert 3 is one of my most loved games. It’s epic, destructive and a time-sucking beauty. Definitely up their with the greats” 
-Panos


#41
Empire Total War – 75% off

“This game is the fantastic. I’ve spent over 300 hours playing it! There’s nothing better than dominating the battlefield and using your brute force tactics to experiment with different approaches to combat. They may not always work as intended, but it all lends itself to making you an even better commander. Fun fact – I tested the game and was responsible for making sure that all ship mates drown once they go overboard. Morbid!” 
-Clayton

No. 40 – 31 coming 1600UTC Monday 11 August!!

30 Indie Games You Must Play: 30 – 21

30 Indie Games You Must Play
If our incredible list of 50 Games wasn’t enough to sate your appetite for brilliant titles, we’ve compiled a list of the top 30 Indie Games you just have to play. We’ll be counting down over the next few weeks, so make sure you bag yourself some amazing deals!

30) Farm for your Life – 45% off!



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Now extended for another week, get 20% off thousands of games across the GMG Store! All you have to do is apply the following voucher code* at checkout:

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*Voucher is valid until 16:00 UTC Friday 8th August 2014. Voucher only applicable against PC download titles on a minimum basket spend of £10/$10/€10. GMG Credit cannot be used in conjunction with this voucher. Excludes selected titles.